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Advanced Practices in Infrastructure Maintenance and Construction

Jun 22 - Jun 28

| $2500 – $3000


This 7-day course on “Advanced Practices in Infrastructure Maintenance and Construction” offers comprehensive training on the upkeep and building of infrastructure, featuring a dedicated field trip. Participants will delve into the current state of various infrastructures such as roadways, bridges, and tunnels, and explore assessment and maintenance strategies using advanced technologies. The course is designed to equip professionals with the latest methodologies in inspection and maintenance to enhance infrastructure longevity and effectiveness.

The contents of the course are based on international standards as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze Current Infrastructure Conditions: Participants will learn to assess the condition of roadways, bridges, and tunnels to determine necessary maintenance actions.
  • Apply Advanced Inspection Techniques: Gain proficiency in using modern inspection technologies such as drones, robotics, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), and thermal cameras to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of infrastructure assessments.
  • Understand Maintenance Strategies: Develop an understanding of various maintenance strategies, including initial, routine, and need-based maintenance, and their application in preserving infrastructure integrity.
  • Manage Infrastructure Effectively: Learn to operate bridge and pavement management systems to optimize maintenance schedules and extend the lifespan of infrastructure projects.
  • Evaluate Impact on Life Cycle Costs: Analyze how different maintenance strategies affect the life cycle costs and overall sustainability of infrastructure projects, facilitating more informed decision-making.

Target Audience

  • Civil Engineers:
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Government Officials and Policy Makers
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Researcher
  • Contractors and Construction Firms



Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh

Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh is an Associate Professor in the Construction Management Department at East Carolina University (ECU). Prior to joining ECU in August 2017, Dr. Akhnoukh worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Senior Design Engineer at Dar El-Handasa, and an Engineer at Orascom Engineering, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Akhnoukh’s main research interests are in the fields of construction materials, with an emphasis on concrete and asphalt. Dr. Akhnoukh has an extensive teaching portfolio with more than 14 undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Structure Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design, Sustainability in Construction, and Construction Quality. Dr. Akhnoukh is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas and North Carolina and a registered Associate Constructor by the American Institute of Constructors, Virginia, USA. Dr. Akhnoukh has more than 75 refereed publications in prestigious journals and local and international conferences. Dr. Akhnoukh received research funding in excess of $3.0 million as PI and Co. PI. His research is funded by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Arkansas Science and Technology Association, the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. Dr. Akhnoukh supervised and graduated more than 20 Doctorate and Master students. Dr. Akhnoukh is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Dr. Akhnoukh is a Fellow of the International Road Federation (IRF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Venue & Hotel

Holiday Inn Munich – South

Address: Kistlerhofstrasse 142 Munich, 81379 Germany

Phone: +49 89 780020

Website:  https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/munich/mucso/hoteldetail